South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival at Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe
The tenth annual South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival arrives at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, October 25 - 27, 2019, for an autumn weekend of great food, fine wine, and high spirits!
Events for this year’s Food and Wine Festival include lots of dining and tasting experiences, plus a rare Tahoe performance by rock & pop icon Rick Springfield. Of course, food and wine are the biggest stars and a spectacular, “Arabian Nights” themed “Grand Market Expo” – featuring sumptuous dishes from Harrah’s, Harveys and other Caesars Entertainment properties’ best restaurants, plus top-shelf spirits and the finest wines of Napa Valley and beyond.
Later that night, a Food & Wine Kick-Off Party takes place at PEEK Nightclub at Harrah’s featuring drink specials and great music. Admission is free for ladies and only ten bucks for gentlemen.
The South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival kicks into high gear on Saturday, Oct. 26 with the “Grand Market Expo,” located in the beautiful Special Events Center at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. This year’s Grand Market theme is, The Arabian Nights! Stroll through the Grand Market and enjoy ongoing, interactive entertainment with beautiful décor, lighting, music, dancers and entertainers evoking the spirit and mystery Aladdin, Sinbad and Scheherazade! The multifarious tastes of Harrah’s and Caesars Entertainment’s best restaurants from around the country, plus local favorites, top-shelf spirits, craft brews and the best wineries in Napa Valley and throughout California all conspire to create an afternoon to remember.
The Grand Market Expo, open from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, promises to be a fun-filled afternoon of high spirits and culinary delights. Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN Lake Tahoe restaurant will have a featured booth. Food lovers will get a “sneak preview” and a taste of menu specialties from the new Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN Lake Tahoe, slated to open at Harveys Resort Hotel by the end of the year.
This year, two winners from Gordon Ramsay’s hit television series, “HELL’S KITCHEN,” will join in the excitement of the Grand Market displaying some of the extraordinary talent that helped them reached the pinnacle of success during their HELL’S KITCHEN seasons.
Chef Christina Wilson’s biggest step in her culinary career thus far was when she joined 17 castmates from around the country competing to win Season 10 of HELL’S KITCHEN on the FOX Television network. Through dedication, hard work, and unwavering control, Chef Wilson rose above the rest and won the head chef position at Gordon Ramsay Steak at The Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
After an extremely productive and exciting experience at Gordon Ramsay Steak, Christina is currently taking on her newest challenge as the Executive Chef of Gordon Ramsay BurGR in Planet Hollywood Casino, Las Vegas.
Additional events on Saturday evening include a special performance by the one and only Rick Springfield in Harrah’s South Shore Room.
Back at PEEK Nightclub after the show, some of the best regional DJ’s will be spinnin’ and the spirits of the season will be flowin’ from 10:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Admission for this Food & Wine Fest party is $10 for ladies and $20 for gents.
On Sunday, a “Farewell Champagne Brunch” takes place at Harrah’s award-winning, 18th floor Forest Buffet, featuring great food and panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe. Enjoy crepes and omelets made to order, traditional breakfast delights, specialty salads, fresh fruits, and our extraordinary French Pastry Bar, and so much more!
The South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival calendar of events:
Friday, October 25
- PEEK Food & Wine Fest Kickoff – Harrah’s PEEK Nightclub – 10:30 p.m. to ?
Saturday, October 26
- Grand Market Expo – Harrah’s Special Events Center – 1 to 3:30 p.m. Featured guests include HELL’S KITCHEN seasonal winners, Christina Wilson and Michelle Tribble.
- Rick Springfield in Concert – Harrah’s South Shore Room – 7:30 to 9:15 p.m.
- Food & Wine Fest Dance Party – Peek Nightclub – 10:30 p.m. to ?
Sunday, October 27
- Farewell Champagne Brunch – Harrah’s Forest Buffet – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mark your calendar and be part of the fun at the tenth annual South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival, Oct. 25 - 27, at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.
For more information, event prices and to purchase tickets to this year’s South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival events, please go to www.ltfoodandwine.com. With the exception of the Rick Springfield concert and the Farewell Champagne Brunch, patrons must be at least 21 years of age to attend scheduled events. Tickets for the Grand Market Expo and Rick Springfield are available online at www.tickemaster.com and at Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe Box Offices. Harrah’s South Shore Room and Improv at Harveys Cabaret show tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com and at the Box Offices located at the entrance to the showrooms. For Ticketmaster phone orders, please call either 800-745-3000 or 866-448-7849. Tickets are also available via www.SouthShoreRoom.com.